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CAD Architects expands its Planning Consultancy team

Nov 3, 2023

Last year, CAD Architects in Truro took the bold step of setting up its own in-house Planning Consultancy service. This move has proved so successful that CAD Planning has now taken on a further highly experienced planning specialist.

We are delighted to welcome Martin Woodley to our team.

Martin Woodley is joining the business from Cornwall Council, where he was a Principal Development Officer (and before that, a Conservation Officer). Martin has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Town Planner and has specialist expertise in heritage and the historic environment.

With a degree in Town Planning and a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation, Martin is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Laura Potts, who heads CAD Planning, said: “I am thrilled that Martin is joining the CAD Planning team. He has a wealth of experience that will be of huge benefit to our clients. For example, he was the planning and conservation lead on the award-winning Hall for Cornwall refurbishment project and the subsequent project to reconstruct and restore the landmark clocktower on the adjacent Truro City Hall. This is part of the Grade II* building complex in the historic heart of the city conservation area. I am sure that his specialist expertise will be invaluable to our business.”

CAD Architects Managing Director, Mark Dawes, commented:

“Understanding the planning environment is absolutely pivotal to the work of architects. And yet CAD Architects remains one of the very few Chartered Architecture practices in the South West who can offer this important service to its clients. I am delighted to see the CAD Planning team expand in this way, which demonstrates how successful their inaugural year has been.”

Martin Woodley said:

“I believe that my work on a range of projects of varying scales and complexity has given me a really valuable insight into the planning challenges in our local area, and how to devise successful solutions to these challenges. I have followed the progress of CAD Architects for a number of years, and I am very excited to be joining their talented team.”

The company’s planning successes so far this year include approvals for a new football pitch and community hub in Port Isaac, the extension and alteration of Newquay Golf Club (a Grade II listed building), and 9 new luxury dwellings at Kenwyn, Truro.

The addition of Martin’s specialist expertise in heritage and the historic environment will also add to the service provided by CAD Heritage, our Heritage and Conservation consultancy, which has established a reputation as one of the most effective Heritage and Conservation consultancies in the South West of England.

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